If there’s two things Vol fans won’t stand for, it’s disrespecting the University of Tennessee and disrespecting Peyton Manning. And Vol fans shut down an opposing fan on Twitter for attempting to do just that.
A guy going by the name of Woodford on Twitter posted this photo on Thursday, and Vol fans didn’t take too kindly to it.
Good to see Peyton appreciated by the real UT, today. pic.twitter.com/NNN9tGAnA4
— Woodford (@OldRowWoodford) August 18, 2017
Some of the responses to the photo were comical:
The real UT doesn’t go 5-7 and lose and Kansas. #Vols
— The life Of A Vol (@ThelifeOfAVol1) August 18, 2017
Where’s Kenny Chesney?
— CLONE (@BBClone) August 18, 2017
— Brandon Bennett (@BCBRAB) August 18, 2017
— SmokeMSJ (@SmokeMSJ) August 18, 2017
Peyton finally has something to wipe with! Him and all Tennessee fans thank you! #rememberthealamo
— Morgan Godfrey (@PharmAXO) August 18, 2017
While other responses were factual and attempted to prove why the University of Texas is not the “real UT.”
Tennessee was a university before Texas was a state. And Alamo?
— Monte A MassongillJr (@MonteJr5) August 18, 2017
Nice try, The University of Tennessee was founded before Texas was even a state.
— Andrew Futrell (@AndrewFutrell20) August 18, 2017
The REAL UT has been around since 1794 while Texas was a Spanish Colony!! The REAL UT still remains in Knoxville, TN!!
— Gary Downey (@TennesseeVol64) August 18, 2017
And the facts check out. The University of Tennessee was founded in 1794 while Texas wasn’t an official state in the United States until 1845. The University of Texas wasn’t founded until 1881, nearly 100 years after the University of Tennessee was founded.
This isn’t the first time Vol fans have schooled someone talking about the state of Texas in relation to Tennessee. Last year, a Vol fan obliterated a Texas A&M fan who made a joke about the Vols by bringing up the Mexican War of 1846.
Maybe one day other fans will stop trying to compare the University of Texas to the University of Tennessee. But that day is not today, and Vol fans made sure their voices were heard.